Baby Antibiotics Belton TX

Conventional wisdom tells us that babies and germs make a bad mix. Since children's immune systems generally aren’t fully functional until their second birthday, diligent moms and dads pay special attention to cleanliness and proper sanitation. And when babies come down with bugs, well-intentioned pediatricians often prescribe broad'spectrum antibiotics.

Dr. David Lloyd Reddell
(254) 298-2469
Belton, TX
Specialty
Pediatrics

Cristina Marie Graves, MD
(254) 780-3295
105 Woodland Trl
Belton, TX
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2003

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Dr. David J Easley
(254) 724-2708
Belton, TX
Specialty
Pediatrics

Dr. Gina Mendez Fowler
(254) 933-3854
201 Rabern Ct Apt 711
Belton, TX
Specialty
Pediatrics

Thomas Charles Denson, MD
(254) 778-3046
3702 Del Norte Blvd
Temple, TX
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Southwestern Med Ctr At Dallas, Med Sch, Dallas Tx 75235
Graduation Year: 1960

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Katrina May Baca, MD
(254) 939-5290
5475 Denmans Loop
Belton, TX
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nm Sch Of Med, Albuquerque Nm 87131
Graduation Year: 1999

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Dr. Cristina Marie Graves
(254) 780-3295
105 Woodland Trl
Belton, TX
Specialty
Pediatrics

Gina Mendez Fowler, DO
(254) 933-3854
201 Rabern Ct Apt 711
Belton, TX
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2005

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Linda J Kirby Keyser, MD
(254) 724-2708
Temple, TX
Specialties
Pediatrics, Pediatric Nephrology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Med Branch Galveston, Galveston Tx 77550
Graduation Year: 1986

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Virginia Laura Ruas, MD
(254) 724-5092
5433 205 Loop Apt 195H
Temple, TX
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2001

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Babies, Antibiotics, and Asthma

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By Kris Kucera

Conventional wisdom tells us that babies and germs make a bad mix. Since children’s immune systems generally aren’t fully functional until their second birthday, diligent moms and dads pay special attention to cleanliness and proper sanitation. And when babies come down with bugs, well-intentioned pediatricians often prescribe broad-spectrum antibiotics. Unfortunately, giving antibiotics to infants—even just one course—in their first year of life may double their susceptibility to asthma, compared to antibiotic-free babies, according to researchers from the University of British Columbia, along with BC’s Centre for Disease Control and Centre for Clinical Epidemiology and Evaluation. Scrutinizing eight studies, which surveyed more than 12,000 children, the researchers’ data indirectly support the hygiene hypothesis—the idea that in developed countries, kids’ reduced exposure to germs may actually impede their immune responses. Critics argue that although pediatric exposure to germs is essential, certain bacterial infections necessitate antibiotic treatment as a safety measure. Also, they point out, the hygiene hypothesis fails in inner cities, where asthma rates in underprivileged youths have soared, even though most of these kids live amid substandard levels of hygiene. With the jury still out, concerned parents should ask their pediatricians for blood work before they agree to medicate their infants, preventing needless antibiotic treatments for viral infections or illnesses with undetermined causes.

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